Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.454 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Yianni Stone

Dense and bright. Funk and red fruits. 14.1% alc/vol.

Dense and bright. Funk and red fruits. 14.1% alc/vol.

Apr 7th, 2017
BurgundyFan

Amazing colour for a 20 year old wine, fat mid palate, bright, balanced, spicy...delicious

Amazing colour for a 20 year old wine, fat mid palate, bright, balanced, spicy...delicious

Sep 5th, 2015
Christine Havens

The 1995 Shafer Hillside Select is still youthful, and would benefit from further another 10-20 years of cellaring. Saturating aromas of burnt brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, graphite and dark chocolate round out the nose. In the mouth, its big and brawny, endowed with firm, ripe tannins, and vibrant acidity—that narrowly prevents a total plunge into velvety darkness. The intensity and concentration of fruit is over the top. A powerhouse from start to finish. 14.1% ABV

The 1995 Shafer Hillside Select is still youthful, and would benefit from further another 10-20 years of cellaring. Saturating aromas of burnt brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, graphite and dark chocolate round out the nose. In the mouth, its big and brawny, endowed with firm, ripe tannins, and vibrant acidity—that narrowly prevents a total plunge into velvety darkness. The intensity and concentration of fruit is over the top. A powerhouse from start to finish. 14.1% ABV

Feb 22nd, 2015
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Shafer ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet Sauvignon 1995: Balanced. Smooth. Vibrant. Full dark fruits, plum, tobacco, vanilla & oak. Long, distinguished finish. For me, this wine has aged extremely well and is still very luscious; the fruit still delivers, remaining full & soft, even after all these years. A 1995 Napa Cab doesn’t get much better than this. Amazing in every way! Cheers🍷

Shafer ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet Sauvignon 1995: Balanced. Smooth. Vibrant. Full dark fruits, plum, tobacco, vanilla & oak. Long, distinguished finish. For me, this wine has aged extremely well and is still very luscious; the fruit still delivers, remaining full & soft, even after all these years. A 1995 Napa Cab doesn’t get much better than this. Amazing in every way! Cheers🍷

May 11th, 2022
Eric L.

Very nice. Full-bodied and complex. Dark fruit and cocoa notes accented with leather. Fully mature.

Very nice. Full-bodied and complex. Dark fruit and cocoa notes accented with leather. Fully mature.

Oct 27th, 2018
B
9.0

3L 1995 Shafer Hillside Select CS. Group dinner at Nmd. Probably should have decanted it longer than the hour we did. It was going through a really funky stage. Just very one-note and dull.

3L 1995 Shafer Hillside Select CS. Group dinner at Nmd. Probably should have decanted it longer than the hour we did. It was going through a really funky stage. Just very one-note and dull.

Feb 13th, 2018
Eric L.

Really nice, but not quite to the level of other bottles of the 1995 we’ve had. This bottle was showing a bit older and more mushroomy. Still enjoyable but not a lot of energy left.

Really nice, but not quite to the level of other bottles of the 1995 we’ve had. This bottle was showing a bit older and more mushroomy. Still enjoyable but not a lot of energy left.

Dec 26th, 2017
Conrad Green

Gorgeous. Balanced. A touch of sour, great fruit. Very good and poised

Gorgeous. Balanced. A touch of sour, great fruit. Very good and poised

Mar 16th, 2017
Ryan Knoth

Powerful wine. Great depth, and balance of earth, spice, leather and fruit. Impressive

Powerful wine. Great depth, and balance of earth, spice, leather and fruit. Impressive

Mar 14th, 2017
John Van Trijp

Corcked 🙄

Corcked 🙄

Sep 24th, 2016